Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has assured Arsene Wenger that he doesn’t need to delve into the January transfer market due to the form of our returning players.
Speaking to the Evening Standard after the emphatic 5-0 against Aston Villa at the Emirates, Walcott claimed that his return along with that of Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck, means that the squad has significant depth.
We have previously been labelled as a one-man team, despite having the highest number of different goal-scorers in the league, but any such notions were blown out of the water as Villa were destroyed with Alexis Sanchez putting his feet up at home.
“We’ve got the likes of myself and Mesut [Ozil] coming back from injury and a few others who are still out but will come back soon — Jack [Wilshere], Danny [Welbeck], Alexis [Sanchez] as well — so it is like new players coming in,” Walcott said.
“So the manager doesn’t need to go into the window but come the summer it might change. Alexis will be back soon — next week hopefully — and so the squad is strong.”
The squad suddenly looks powerful and balanced, with the addition of Gabriel also meaning that we have eight defenders competing for four positions.
Francis Coquelin has made the holding the position is own, and Wenger has a massive juggling act as we aim to compete in three competitions.